Earth Charter Institute (ECI)
ECI is the organization that powers the Earth Charter global movement with information, networking, and education to turn conscience into action. The Earth Charter (EC) is a document with sixteen principles powering a global movement. When you apply it to your business, school, or community, you begin turning conscience into action to make all life on Earth thrive. The EC is an ethical foundation for actions to build a more just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It articulates a mindset of global interdependence and shared responsibility. It offers a vision of hope and a call to action. The Earth Charter document starts with the Preamble, followed by the four pillars: Respect and Care for the Community of Life, Ecological Integrity, Social and Economic Justice, and Democracy, Nonviolence, and Peace. It concludes with The Way Forward.
Please send a request through our contact page to be considered for a WITHITGIRL scholarship for EC Youth Leadership Certification Course. The training program seeks to enhance young people’s skills and knowledge to be ethical and effective sustainability leaders and implement Earth Charter-inspired projects, contributing towards a more sustainable and peaceful world. Participants of this program will receive an Earth Charter International certificate as recognition of their successful completion of the “Leadership, Sustainability and Ethics” training and an invitation to become an Earth Charter Young Leader.
Rainbopedia is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an online platform for documenting, archiving, and exploring global LGBTQ history, current events, and personal stories. Our vision is to create an international meeting place where everyone can exchange ideas, learn from each other, and create an authentic record for future generations—something LGBTQ people have never had before. Rainbopedia will amplify marginalized voices, broaden acceptance, and help end homophobia around the world.
International Surf Therapy Organization (ISTO)
ISTO is a global collective of the world's leading surf therapy practitioners, clinicians, researchers, and influencers, harnessing the power of collaboration and the ocean to advance the use of surf therapy. ISTO facilitates understanding through research, promotes better practices, and advocates for surf therapy to be used globally as a mental and physical health intervention. ISTO's mission is to create inclusive access to safe surf therapy worldwide, and its vision is universal acceptance of surf therapy through prescription. Their most significant contribution to the sector is facilitating high-impact research on the effectiveness of surf therapy in the first-ever academic journal dedicated to surf therapy research.